My Brand New Leg

My Brand New Leg is an excellent way of introducing children 9-12 to differently enabled individuals.  Wonderfully illustrated, the characters are introduced to a girl who has a prosthetic leg and can do everything her newfound friends can do.  While nameless and colorless, the main character gracefully shares her abilities with others and never once expresses a difference.  As she encounters new activities, her friends see that she is no different.  The moral of the story is aptly suited to readers of all ages.

© 2001 North, Sharon Rae
Audience: Children, Parent, Professional